Writing Groups in Scotland

Name Location Meeting Information Website/Email
Glasgow Feminist Writers Glasgow

A monthly meeting, with feedback and discussion, for writers of prose and poetry who are feminist by belief, although feminist writing is, of course, welcome.

 

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The Fiction Writers' Club Online

An online group for writers to share ideas and work.

Website
Lemon Tree Writers Aberdeen
The group meet at 11am on alternate Saturdays. 
 
 
 
The Pen & I Nairn

A co-operative writers group that meets weekly (apart from the school holidays) and offers a warm welcome to anyone who wants to write in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

Kailzie Creatives Peebles
The group meets at Kailzie Garden Cafe on a Thursday morning, 10.30-12.30 £13 a session or £50 for a block of five.
Books and Beans Poetry Group Aberdeen
The group meets at 7pm on the last Thursday of each month. 
 
 
Ayr Writers Club Ayr

The group welcomes new and established writers. There are speakers, workshops and informal read around nights.

 

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Deeside Writers Banchory The group meet on the third Tuesday of every month. 

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Email

Spindrift writers

Banff Please email for more information.

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Tyne and Esk Writers

Midlothian and East Lothian Tyne and Ask Writers comprises of eight writing groups, with around 100 members in total, in Midlothian and East Lothian. Website

Muirhouse Library Writers Group

Edinburgh The group meets on the first and last Tuesday of every month.

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Stromness Writing Group
Orkney

Join Stromness Writing Group for support and encouragement. The group meets in Stromness every other Tuesday, see Facebook page for time and venue.

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Stevenston Creative Writing Group
 Stevenson

A community group open to all engaging in a number of topics to explore creativity with words. The meetings are weekly - Friday (10-12) at Beattie Library and it is free to join in.

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West Lothian Writers West Lothian The group normally meet every two weeks to offer advice and support to each other.  

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Forthwrite Writers Group Fife We are Forthwrite writers group, based in Fife. The venue is Dalgety Bay Library. 2nd Wednesday of each month at 09:30.

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Edinburgh Writers’ Club

Edinburgh

We are a community of writers in the Edinburgh area and beyond, with an annual programme of competitions, workshops and expert speakers.  We meet every second Monday from September to May.

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Borders Writers' Forum

St Boswells

A warm welcome to both established and beginner writers at 7pm every third Thursday of the month. See website for full details or email for up to date programme.

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Email

Captain's Inkwell

Edinburgh

The groups meets at the City of Edinburgh Council's South Neighbourhood Office and Library [Gracemount Library] on Captain's Road every Tuesday at 10-12pm. It's been going since 2013.

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If you'd like to see your writing group listed on this page, please email lynsey.may@scottishbooktrust.com.